Soil Testing

Lawn & Garden Soil Testing

La Crosse County UW-Extension offers soil testing

Why, when and how:

What you get:

  • Analysis of current nutrient content of your soil including: organic matter, lime requirement, potassium, phosphorous. .
  • Current soil pH.
  • Recommendation of type and amount of fertilizer to add.
  • Allow 2 – 3 weeks for return of results.

What we need:

  • A total of 2 cups of air dry soil.
  • Samples should contain soil from surface to 6 inches deep.
  • Take soil from 3 to 5 places in area to be tested, mix together; submit 2 cups of mixture in a clean plastic bag.

What is the cost:

  • The standard Lawn or Garden test are $15 per sample (plus $3 for shipping) when submitted to the La Crosse County UW-Extension Office.  Additional tests are available and cost varies depending upon type of sample testing to be completed (See Soil and Forage Analysis Lab Service and Fees linked below).
  • Payment in cash or by check due at time of submission (checks payable to Extension La Crosse County). Results usually received within two weeks of submission.
  • Soil and Forage Analysis Lab Service and Fees

Lab’s New Address:
Soil and Forage Analysis Lab
4702 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53705

Phone: 608-262-4364